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>>> this sunday, the allied strike against libya stretches into its second week as the u.s. seeks to limit its role. >> responsibility for this operation is being transferred from the united states to our nato allies and partners. >> but as criticism from congress mounts, many questions remain. what happens if gadhafi clings to power? what are the limits of the u.s.'s role if a civil war gets worse? and how does a military campaign relate to our overall strategy in the mideast? this morning, a special joint interview, with us, the secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates. >>> then -- the president faces critics from both sides of the aisle. did he overstep his constitutional authority by using force without consulting congress. my interview this morning with republican from indiana senator richard lugar. >>> finally, analysis of the administration's handling of the crisis in libya is our fragile economic recovery continues and our military is stretched thin by two other wars, did the president make the case to the american people that libya is worth
>>> breaking news -- attack on libya. u.s., french forces, fighting to overthrow moammar gadhafi. president obama insist the attacks only foow gadhafi's refusal to end his assault as the united nation demanded. >> we are answering the call of a threatened people and acting in the interest of the united states and the world. >> we have every reason to fear that, left unchecked, gadhafi will commit unspeakable atrocities. >> this morning, the very latest on the military campaign. its goal and its limits, including the president's order that no u.s. ground troops be committed. with us, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admirabmiral m mullen. >>> then reaction from capitol hill. is libya a threat to the united states? is it too late for military action to make a difference? and should the president have sought congressional authority? with us chairman of the senate armed services committee, carl levin and john kerry of massachusetts and republican member of the armed services committee, senator jeff sessions of alabama. >>> finally, our roundtable assesses the president's leader
to he reclaim ground they had lost. >> that said, secretary gates, would the u.s. supply arms to the rebels? >> no decision has been made about that at this point. the security council resolution would permit it, the second resolution, 1973, would permit it. but no decisions have been made by our government about that. >> but does this administration want to see the rebels prevail and overtake gadhafi? >> i think the president's policy is that it's time for gadhafi to go. that's not part of our military mission, which has been very limited and very strictly defined. >> how is that going to happen? secretary clinton you said this week you thought you were picking up signals that he wanted to get out of his own accord. >> well, there are many different aspects to the strategy that the international community is pursuing. as bob has said, the military mission has gone very well. it only started just eight days ago so it has been remarkably well coordinated and focused and now nato will take command and control over it. at the same time, we are pursuing really strict economic sanc
the skies over libya and struck pro-gadhafi tanks. u.s. and british forces followed by launching a volley of more than 100 cruise miss ells and heavy bombing. the u.s. currently has at least 11 naval vessels in the mediterranean in addition to surveillance aircraft. all of this in preparation to impose a u.n.-sanctioned no-fly zone, the largest military intervention since the invasion of iraq in 2003, eight years to the day. i want to go right to nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent richard engel in tobr tobruk, libya. tell me what you've been seeing and experiencing. >> reporter: the roads are remarkably calm. people are out on the streets. i spoke with rebels just a short while ago. they say that finally this action has taken place and they hope that they can get some more momentum again. i was here in this area about a week ago when the tide of events seemed to be turning against the rebels and you didn't see them out much. they were abandoning their checkpoints. now, once again, their checkpoints are out and they were painting anti-gadhafi graffiti once again openly on some of th
's it for this special edition. i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, thank you, and good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com > our issues this sunday, disaster in japan. as a massive earthquake rocks the country. leaving hundreds dead and thousands missing. all eyes are on two nuclear reactors, crippled in the disaster as fears grow over a possible nuclear meltdown. we'll get the very latest. >>> meanwhile, back at home, president obama weighs the use of force in libya. and the clock clicks towards a government shutdown as both sides dig in. >> here's what we know. the republicans in the house passed a budget that has been now rejected in the senate. the republicans in the house passed a budget that has been now rejected in the senate. they are not going to get 100% of what they want. >> democrats want the president to fight with them but so far they say he's remained on the sidelines. with us, chuck schumer of new york. then could this finally be the unofficial start of the 2012 campaign? >> we will reclaim this land and make it greater and greater and greater. >> nothing we have
, president obama weighs the use of force in libya. and the clock clicks towards a government shutdown as both sides dig in. >> here's what we know. the republicans in the house passed a budget that has been now rejected in the senate. they are not going to get 100% of what they want. >> democrats want the president to fight with them but so far they say he's remained on the sidelines. with us, chuck schumer of new york. then could this finally be the unofficial start of the 2012 campaign? >> we will reclaim this land and make it greater and greater and greater. >> nothing we have seen in our lifetime as comparable to the level of depth we have to go to get this country back on the right track. >> our exclusive guests this morning, another potential 2012 candidate and a governor on the front lines of the budget battles happening across the country, mitch daniels of indiana. plus insight from this veries about political week with us political reporter for "the washington post" dan balz and host of npr's "all things considered", michele norris. and finally, we remember a very familiar face on th
's lester holt joins us for the very latest. lester, tell us what's going on the ground right now with rescue efforts. >> chuck, i can tell you this is truly a three pronged disaster. it's a 9.0 earthquake. the usgs listed it as 8.9. be the officials here, the japanese did their own analysis and determined it was 9.0. on the ground a very difficult search-and-rescue effort right 0 now. there are areas still cut off by the floodwaters by the tsunami. there's reports of many in one town as many as 10,000 people missing and that's why one official said the death toll go 10,000. while they deal with this massive cleanup and rescue operation there's the nuclear disaster, the third prong of all this. two of the reactors at this power plant have experienced what they believe are partial meltdowns. maybe in the process of that. some escaping of radioactivity, the amount was less today in the measurements. a third reactor still at risk of perhaps an explosion. how this all plays out in terms of the danger to the area, officials still have a 20 kilometer exclusion zone, about 20.4 miles an
and as a result will die in prison. >> that's all for now. i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, thanks for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> this sunday, what do the events sweeping the mid east mean for america's fragile economic economy, as gas prices spike around the country? and the budget battle in washington. >>> the latest proposal is unacceptable and it's indefensible. >>> the white house and republicans are far apart on how deeply to cut government spending. bu is there an opening to fix budget-busting programs like social security and medicare? i'll ask my exclusive guests this morning, white house chief of staff william daley. >>> and is the tea party creating division amongst republicans or laying the foundation for successful challenge for the president in 2012? we have the head of the tea party caucus in the house, republican from minnesota, michele bachmann. finally, politically analysis on the crisis in libya, the spending fight in washington and new moves of potential gop contenders for 2012. of with us, eugene robinson and columnist f
as abroad, let us stand together. not as senior and junior partners, but as equal partners joined in a spirit of mutual interest and mutual respect, committed to the progress that i know that we can make together. i'm confident that we can do it. together we can advance our common prosperity. as two of the world's largest economies, we worked side by side during the financial crisis to restore growth and confidence. and to keep our economies growing, we know what's necessary in both of our nations. we need a skilled educated workforce which is why america and brazilian companies have pledged to help increase student exchanges between our nations. we need a commitment to innovation which is request we've agreed to expand cooperation between our scientists, researchers. we need world class infrastructure which is why american companies want to help you bid and prepare this city for owe llympic success. the united states and brazil should expand trade, expand investment, so we create new jobs and new opportunities in both of our nations. and that's why we're working to break down bar
now and 2015 to make america the center of building capacity for batteries that will be used in the new cars of the future, from 4% to over -- >> what about the shorter term? does the president -- strategic reserve, is the president considering doing something that can arrest that spike? >> well, we're looking at the options. there's -- the issue of the reserves is one we're considering. it is something that only is done -- has been done in very rare occasions. there's a bunch of factors that have to be looked at. and it is just not the price. again, the uncertainty -- i think there is no doubt that the uncertainty in the middle east right now has caused tremendous increase in the last number of weeks. >> but it's on the table, which i think is significant. >> well, all matters have to be on the table when you go through -- when you see the difficulty coming out of this economic crisis we're in. and the fragility of it. >> i want to ask more about the recovery, but i want to stay with oil and the crisis in the middle east. over the weekend, fighting in libya has expanded. we
for 2012. of with us, eugene robinson and columnist for the "new york times" and author of the new book, "the social animal," david times" and author of the new book, "the social animal," david brooks. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press," with david gregory. >>> morning morning, a positive sign for the economy this week, as unemployment fell to 8.9%, the third consecutive month it's decli decli declined, but gas prices on the rise across its country. here with us live for an exclusive interview, the white house chief of staff, bill daley. president obama chose him for the top job in january, you'll recall after his predecessor rahm emanuel left the post to run for chicago. he is no stranger to washington and politics, chairman of al gore's 2000 presidential campaign, and before that, commerce secretary under bill clinton. most recently, was an executive at jpmorgan chase, and now brings his savvy to a white house trying to repair relations with the community. in the two months since taking the post, daley has been courting corp
're not going to continue to use nuclear power. europe depends heavily on it and they have found it to be safe. we use it a lot. we have found it, since three mile island, to be safe. it seems to me that the great hope that we have ultimately in terms of greenhouse gas is to move away from fossil fuels and although i think we have to be mighty careful about nuclear power we should put a lot of effort into seeing what we can do with the waste that we cannot give up on that possibility because of the climate change which is occurring from fossil fuels. >> senator kerry, about 30 seconds here, how big of a blow has nuclear power, as part of our energy mix, been dealt here? >> well, i think it's taken some hit, obviously, but i think it's going to cause everybody to look for the failsafe methodology and what the next generation of nuclear power might or might not be. i think, you know, of equal urgency is simply responding to the demand of climate change and the need to move away from fossil fuels. the faster we build an energy grid in america that we move to solar thermal, other things i think th
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